What Students And Parents Think About Mobile Technology

Look around at any restaurant or mall and it’s easy to see: adults are always connected to their mobile devices. But as this technology becomes even more ingrained in our lives, what can we expect for our children? Studies show that – used wisely – technology can be an important part of their everyday lives as well.

Check out the infographic below to see how mobile technology is integrated into the lives of even the youngest kids.

A Few Takeaways

  • Over 1/2 of children under 12 who use iPads use them for educational purposes.
  • 10% of children under 1 use mobile technology, 39% of kids age 2-4, and by age 5-8, 54% of kids are using mobile technology.
  • The majority of parents now agree that technology can be used for educational purposes, and they’re no longer as opposed to its use as they once were!
  • While 46% of apps that are used by kids 12 and under, a whopping 42% of apps used are for learning math skills!

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3 Comments

  1. Ryan

    February 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Hi – What is the sample size? What is the source of the data? Where do the kids sampled reside in the world?

  2. Entz

    February 22, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Distraction vs Study Aid: I have yet to talk to a student that didn’t swear up and down that he/she could study just fine while watching Family Guy. The reality is they are dead wrong. But, you talk a survey of students for what it’s worth.

  3. Debbie

    February 26, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Mobile learning is advancing at an accelerated pace and with it so is learning. NetClick.me is a quick and easy to use student response system compatible with any mobile device/gadget for professors and students alike.